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Henry M. MacDonald, 86

NEW HAMPTON — Henry Morris MacDonald, 86 died at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on December 13, 2013. He was born in Thornton, New Hampshire on November 22, 1927, the son of Alexander and Ruth (Sawyer) MacDonald.

He spent his early years in Thornton and relocated to New Hampton. While living in New Hampton he was employed at LW Packard Woolen Co in Ashland, at Bergen and Patterson in Laconia and in his retirement years he worked at Bobby's Girl Diner.

He enjoyed working in his garden, woodworking and building bird houses. He was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church, and also the New Hampton Volunteer Fire Dept.

He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Rebecca "Ada" MacDonald in November 2012.

He is survived by two sons, Wayne W. Nichols of Antrim, and Robert C. Boynton of Concord; Six daughters Barbara L. Skeats of Bristol, Ruth E. McClay of New Hampton, Vera E. Thurber of Hill, Nancy O. Fogg of Bridgewater, Priscilla A. Dow of Campton, and Rebecca J. Heath of Warren; many grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, Hill Avenue in Ashland. Funeral Service will be held at the Ashland Baptist Church, Main Street in Ashland on Wednesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be in the New Hampton Village Cemetery, in New Hampton. Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, go to www.dupuisfuneralhome.com

The family would like to thank Lakes Region General Hospital for their wonderful care. Donations may be made to Newfound Area Nursing Association, Hospice Program, 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222 or to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 10:41

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Chad C. Dinsmore, 34

BELMONT — Chad Christian Dinsmore, 34, of 54 Diane Drive, died after a long illness at his home on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Chad was born July 27, 1979 in Laconia, N.H., the son of Stanley and Donna (Nickerson) Dinsmore. He was a lifelong resident of Belmont and had been employed at AutoServ of Tilton, N.H. for thirteen years.
Chad loved to golf. In his younger years, he enjoyed skiing and playing high school baseball.
Survivors include his son, Brett Michael Shore, of Belmont; his parents, Stanley and Donna (Nickerson) Dinsmore, of Belmont; three brothers, Eric Dinsmore of Belmont, N.H., Craig Dinsmore of Lake Placid, N.Y. and Scott Dinsmore of Provincetown, Mass.; two nieces; an uncle, James Nickerson, of Folsom, Calif.; three aunts, Glennis Holt of Benton, Maine, Beverly Fowler of Waterville, Maine and Shirley Chadwick of Branford, Conn. He was predeceased by a sister, Sharee Fitton, and by his grandmother, Madeline Nickerson.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 7 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Nathan Brody Program at Horizons Counseling Center, 25 Country Club Road, Gilford, NH 03249.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 10:56

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Paul D. 'PJ' Hathaway, 55

LACONIA — Paul "PJ" David Hathaway 55, of Church Street, Laconia passed away suddenly at his mothers home on December 4, 2013. Paul was born in Laconia on February 13, 1958.

He was the son of Eleanor (Hathaway) Kennard of Union Ave, Laconia, and William Hathaway of Suttons Bay, Mich.

Paul "PJ" as he liked to be called, attended schools in Tilton,NH. He was a machinist all of his adult life.

He worked at IPC, (now Fruedenberg NOK) and Lakes Region Manafacturing of Belmont, NH

Paul enjoyed building and working on computers. He had a photographic memory and could repeat whatever he read verbatim. He was known to be able to align a car with concrete blocks and string.

He enjoyed watching TV and relaxing with his cat Hillary.

Paul is survived by his mother Eleanor Kennard and stepfather Delano Kennard of Laconia, his brother Mark of Lancaster, NH his life long friend Joel Smith of Concord, NH, and his father, William Hathaway of Suttons Bay, Mich.

At Paul's request there are no calling hours or services. Burial will be in Barnstead, NH at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made in Paul's name to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack Street, Manchester, NH.

Wilkinson-Bean-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Laconia, NH is in charge of arrangements.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 10:53

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Anthony M. Governanti, 74

MEREDITH — Anthony Michael  "Tony" Governanti, 74, of Meredith, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, after four month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on June 13, 1939 in Bronx, NY, to parents Michael J. and Antoinette (DiFranco) Governanti, he was educated at Hempstead High School, Hempstead, NY, Hofstra University, Uniondale, NY and Louisiana Polytechnic University, Ruston, LA. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology, competed in varsity football and lacrosse as a student-athlete at Hofstra. From 1966 to 1971 he was a science teacher, at the Tilton School, Tilton, and taught environmental science, geology and water pollution control. As a dorm parent, football and lacrosse coach he assisted in development of first lacrosse program at Tilton School. From 1970-1985, he was the director of Mayhew Program for Boys, Newfound Lake, Bristol, and developed and directed a “big brother” style program for under privileged New Hampshire boys age ten through thirteen. Anthony was a chief fundraiser, interacting with the United Way, local businesses, chambers of commerce, fraternal orders and charitable organizations across the state. He worked closely with school systems, social work organizations and the courts to identify and assist high need, at risk youths. From 1985 to the present, he joined his wife Frances in running the Alexandria Lamp Shop, in Meredith, a small retail antique shop and lamp repair business. He will be fondly remembered for his humor, kindness, work ethic and genuine concern for others. Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Frances (Troccoli) Governanti; three sons, Bartolo Rhesa Governanti and his wife Shirley Fleury, of Lebanon, Vincenzo Governanti and his daughters, Talia and Tessa, of Alexandria, NH.; Anthony Governanti and his wife Elizabeth Jones Governanti, their sons, Domenic and Donovan, of New Boston; two brothers, Michael Governanti and his wife Sandra Governanti, of Cincinnati, OH, their children, Mickey, Brett, Marc, and Kristen, Daniel Governanti and his wife Karen Governanti, and their sons Matthew, Christopher and David, of Ithaca, NY; sister, Celeste Governanti, of  Lake Worth, FL. Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 6 through 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 & 104), Meredith. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: the NH Humane Society, NHHS P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Anthony’s Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 10:51

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